Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Celebrating craftmen and women from the UK

I found this beautiful collection of photos celebrating craftpeople using their talent to produce "made not manufactured" items, still relevant today. The photos were taken by Steve Kenward and I am totally in love. Wouldn't it be lovely to have some of these hanging on your workshop's walls?

Anwyay, I just wanted to share it with you. Btw. did you know that a bowyer is someone who makes bows? I did not know that.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Other crafts: lace making

Just look at this beauty. And it is all mine! Can you imagine? A friend of mine found this mint-condition lace making pillow in a second-hand store for...wait for it...100DKK! =18.50USD! = 13.40 EURO! = 11.50 GBP! = 56PLN! Crazy!

And then, when my lovely neighbour (a tailor), saw my new toy, she immediately handed me a '50s book with lace making instructions (and tones of really funny old-school images).

So now I only need to learn how to make lace...khm, khm...

But meanwhile, I'm collecting inspirations: